‘A senior’s role is to share his experience with youngsters’ says Hafeez


Pakistan’s experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez thinks that every senior should share the experience with their juniors to help them mend their playing techniques.

Hafeez while talking to ARY News said that being a senior, he motivates youngsters to perform well at crucial occasions.

“I always try to share my experience with youngsters who are really keen to learn,” he said.

Meanwhile, Hafeez praised young Shaheen Shah Afridi for being consistent while bowling and said that he had a useful word with young fast bowler before the last over against Australia where he defended 23 runs under pressure.

“I think Shaheen is doing great and most importantly he has an urge to learn,” said Hafeez who believes that Shaheen would be a future superstar.

Hafeez further said that Pakistan team needs to work hard in ODIs and Tests to gain the same reputation as T20I.

“We are on top in T20 but there is need to work on Tests and ODIs,” he said.

The right-handed batsman said that they were better than Australia on the field which handed them a series win and they are looking forward to playing New Zealand in the first T20I on Wednesday.

“Australia are a good side but we played better, which gave us an upper hand over them,” he said.

Hafeez was quick to add that a single defeat cannot decide the status of a team as winning and losing is part of the game.

He also praised the team management for setting up high fitness standards in the team which really helped them show positive body language on the field.

“Fitness must be the first priority for every athlete and hats off to our team management who brought high fitness goals in the team,” he said.

Moreover, Hafeez also congratulated Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza for becoming parents wishing them a blissful life ahead.

Hafeez said that he will consider going when he will realize that he is not fit enough to play international cricket.

“The day I feel I am not meeting the international criteria, I will consider going,” he said.

Hafeez has represented Pakistan in 52 tests, 200 ODIs and 86 T20is so far.